Endorphin means "endogenous morphine," endogenous meaning created within the body. when your exercise, lift weights, swim, run, etc. the tension on your muscles caues your body to release a pain killer (beta-endorphin) to allow you to not feel the pain and focus on whatever it was you were trying to accomplish. there structure of endorphins is what drugs like morphine and heroin are based upon, and is why they attach to the same opiod receptors as endorphins. Due to their similar structure as a painkiller, this is where the euphoric notion after excersice or other strenous activities comes from. The difference is in the fact that endorphins are pre-synaptic, meaning they dont change to chemistry of your brain or cause an irregular dopamine release, which is what causes addiction from painkiller drugs that do this. But to sum up the question, t
The brain releases endorphins in response to pain. These endorphins are a lot like the man-made pain-killer morphine.
Endorphins are produced by your brain when you are smiling. They block pain and produce a euphoric effect like morphine.
The similarity in molecular shape allows morphine to bind to endorphin receptors.
Endorphins(the body's natural morphine) are released when laughing. Just like medical pain stillers the endorphins also cause a numbing of the nerve endings, causing a feeling of weakness.
People may use drugs that cause their body to produce endorphins for many reasons. Most commonly, people use drugs to produce endorphins within their body because they want to feel good, or feel "high", to alter their reality artificially. Some people may take these drugs because they are depressed, and simply want to feel normal.
Marijuana, Morphine, Fentenyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, Oxycontin, Morphine Sulfate. That's just a few of the many that are out there
Lips Like Morphine was created in 2005.